Blackjack switch is a blackjack variant, which allows the player to do what is normally considered as a classic cheating manoeuver, trading cards between two hands. The player must make two bets of equal size and is allowed to switch the second card dealt to each hand. Of course nothing comes free, a dealer 22 results in a push and blackjacks pay even money. Currently the game is played at Playtech Internet casinos, it has had a run at the Taj Majal in Atlantic City, and other land based casinos have plans to offer the game in the near future inlucing the Four Queens in Las Vegas.
The following rules apply to the Playtech version. When the Taj Majal offered the game the game ties went to the dealer instead of a dealer 22 pushing. Other variants include the dealer standing on soft 17 and a player blackjack pushing to a dealer 22. So the following rules apply to Playtech only.
All rules are based on conventional blackjack unless otherwise noted.
The player must make two bets of equal size.
Cards will be dealt face up.
The player may switch the 2nd card dealt to each hand. For example …